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Suno jee aankde ka dhandhaa

Posted on: October 3, 2012


“Satta Baazaar”(1959) was a Nagina Films production. It was directed by Ravindra Dave. The movie had Balraj Sahni, Meena Kumari, Krishnakant, Suresh, Vijaya Chaudhary, Asit Sen, Johnny Walker, Tiwari etc in it.

Two songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is another song from the movie.

This song is sung by Rafi. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song cautions people against doing “aankde ka dhandha” (viz. dealing in shares.). It is interesting to realise that dealing in shares was regarded as akin to gambling in olden days, and gambling in fact was considered an activity of the scoundrels. People from “”respectable” backgrounds were supposed to keep out from such disreputable activities. Come to think of it, even watching movies, playing cards etc counted as disreputable conduct those days. 🙂

Only the audio of this song is available, but it seems almost certain from Rafi’s singing style that this song was picturised on Johny Walker.

P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Nitin Shah.
PS-The song is indeed picturised on Johny Walker as can be seen in the video link which was pointed out by Raja.

Audio

Video

Song-Suno jee aankde ka dhandha (Satta Bazaar)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Nitin Shah)

suno bhai
aankde ka dhandha
ik din teji
sau din mandaa
pyaare chhod yeh kaam
nahin toh
boloi raam
boloi raam
boloi raam
aankde ka dhandha
ik din teji
sau din mandaa
pyaare chhod yeh kaam
nahin toh boloi raam
boloi raam
boloi raam

bure kaam ka buraa nateeja
keh gaye gyaani dhyaani
arre bhai keh gaye gyaani dhyaani
race ke ghode per aati hai
pal bhar mastt jawaani
race ke ghode per aati hai
pal bhar mastt jawaani
mindi bann jaayegi phanda
baabu matt kar aisaa dhandha
pyaare chhod yeh kaam
nahin toh
boloi raam
boloi raam
boloi raam

patte baazi mein laakhon ke patte katatee dekhe
arre bhai patte katate dekhe
mehlon waale be bhaav baazaar mein bikte dekhe
mehlon waale be bhaav baazaar mein bikte dekhe
joker ban jaata hai banda
babu mat kar aisa dhandha
pyaar chhod ye kaam
nahin toh
boloi raam
boloi raam
boloi raam

jeet gayaa toh haath hon kaale
haaraa toh munh kaalaa
arre bhai haaraa toh munh kaalaa
sattebaazi mein laakhon ka
nikla hai deewala
o sattebaazi mein laakhon ka
nikla hai deewaala
khaana pade maang ke chanda
baabu mat kar aisa dhandhaa
pyaare chhod yeh kaam
nahin toh
boloi raam
boloi raam
boloi raam
oi sethjee
aankde ka dhandha
ek din teji
sau din mandaa
pyaare chhod yeh kaam
nahin toh
boloi raam
boloi raam
boloi raam

5 Responses to "Suno jee aankde ka dhandhaa"

Atul ji,
‘The game of figures’ or ANKDE KA DHANDHA ,I am afraid,is not dealing in shares,but it was a type of Gambling based on single figures.This type of Dhanda was very popular in Bombay in the period of late 50s to the 70s.One person called RATAN KHATRI was the king of this gambling and became a billionnaire in Bombay.I think there was a film also on the life of Ratan Khatri.
In this Gambling,one has to play on figures from 0 to 9.This is a daily game.In the night at 8 p.m. sharp Ratan Khatri would declare one figure-say five-as today’s winner.Crores of rupees were involved in this Gambling.lot of murders also took place in this business involving the middlemen or the punters.
Typical names like MENDHI for the figure of 6 were coded and used .
-AD
Note-In film Satta Bazar,however,Balraj Sahni loses all his wealth in share business.The song may be in this connection as a Gambling
deterrent.

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Thanks for this information.

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Since this film was released in 1959, I think ‘Ankde Ka Dhandha’ may be referring to the gambling based on the New York Wholesale Cotton Market’s opening and closing trading prices. The active gambling in Bombay (Mumbai) would start in the late evening (i.e., early morning in New York) when the opening trading prices would be known. Only the last one digit was taken for gambling. Similarly, the last one digit of the closing prices of the cotton were taken. However, it so happened that for some time the last digit of both opening and closing prices remained ‘0’ for quite some time thus bookies losing a big amount. Probably, the authorities in New York may have decided to quote the prices after rounding off to ’10’s.

Because of this reason, new system of gambling based on a single digit was invented by some bookies but it was Ratan Khatri who became very successful and his system of one digit gambling survived for a long time.

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Kamath ji,
you are Right.
Additionally,now I remember that it was presumed that Ratan Khatri draws the single digit figure from a MATKA(Earthen Pot) and hence this type of Gambling came to be known as MATKA Juwwa(Gambling) and Ratan Khatri became MATKA KING in Bombay.
-AD

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Atul, here is the video. As you guessed, it is indeed picturised on Johny Walker. 🙂

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